vintage Ayesha Davar indian printed cotton smock dress c.1970s - a/f
Cut on the lines of a peasant smock in a simple T shape. Indian block print to sleeves which is also repeated to lower hem, and scooped neckline.
One size should fit most as a very accommodating style, with plenty of fabric gathered onto the neckband front and back. The sleeves are full and similarly gathered onto a wrist band, 3/4 length.
Easy to wear!
Measures: should fit a variety of sizes.
Bust 40” max plus plenty of cup room in front gathers
Hips up to 52” as tent shape
Length from nape to hem approx 42”
underarm to cuff 15”
It's slightly imperfect as has had properly machined repair to underarm seam, not obvious when worn.
- There was some yellowing at the underarm to the white cotton, but I have soaked and it has lessened considerably - pretty colourfast so you could keep going, or try some bicarbonate and lemon paste.
- misprinted line in block print
- rub to inside cuffs, unseen when worn
- not sure if original length or shortened? Perfectly neat hem either way, and nice wearable length.